Product images of Medal commemorating the translation of the body of Napoleon to Rouen; obverse
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Medal commemorating the translation of the body of Napoleon to Rouen; obverse
Obverse: Head of the Emperor Napoleon, laureate and draped, on a cushion (left). Legend: 'SAINTE HÃ”Ã²Ã¡â”œÃ�LÃ”Ã²Ã¡â”œÃ€NE V MAI MDCCCXXI'. Exergue: 'JE DESIRE QUE MES CENDRES REPOSENT SUR LES BORDS DE LA SEINE, AU MILIEU DE CE PEUPLE FRANÃ”Ã²Ã¡â”œÃ´AIS QUE J'AI TANT AIMÃ”Ã²Ã¡â”œÃ�' (I wish my ashes to repose on the banks of the Seine among this French people, whom I have loved so much.) Reverse: Starboard bow view of the paddle steamer 'Dorade', containing the coffin, guarded, passing through the arched suspension bridge, draped with flags; cathedral and buildings (right). Legend: 'S.A.R. LE PRINCE DE JOINVILLE COMMANDANT DE L'EXPÃ”Ã²Ã¡â”œÃ�DITION' (S.A.R. The Prince of Joinville commanding the expedition). Exergue: 'PASSAGE A ROUEN DE RESTES MORTELS DE L'EMPEREUR NAPOLÃ”Ã²Ã¡â”œÃ�ON LE X DECEMBRE MDCCCXL' (The passage to Rouen of the mortal remains of the Emperor Napoleon, 10 Dec 1840.)
Alexis Joseph Depaulis
- Image reference: E3020-1
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London